Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, Dec. 4-6, 2015. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Ice Skating at the Fountains at Farah – Skate the Promenade Ice Pond at the Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West Blvd. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission varies. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

San Elizario ChristKindle Market – San Elizario’s annual holiday market features handcrafted and unique Christmas gifts, as well as traditional German food and beer. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the historic Main Street plaza. FREE admission. More Details

Town of Anthony Christmas Light Parade - Parade , Santa Clause, and a park lighting ceremony. The celebration begins with the parade at 5:30 p.m. at Anthony High School, 825 Wildcat Dr. Park lighting follows at Triangle Park. FREE to see. More Details

San Elizario Christmas Tree Lighting - Christmas music will fill the air while vendors sell their wares in anticipation of Santa's arrival and the official tree lighting. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. on the historic Main Street plaza. FREE admission. More Details

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The nine minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. FREE hot chocolate and cookies, and picture opportunities with Santa and his elves, and the Grinch before and after each show. Show times are 6, 7, and 8 p.m. at 12001 Paseo de Oro. FREE. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing at Ft. Bliss outdoor fireplace. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. FREE. This week, Sounds of Time (classic rock).

El Paso Rhinos Hockey – El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers. 7:30 p.m. at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Live Music Fridays – Relax and unwind under the stars with live music on the patio beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, New Mexico. Tonight, Glen Leffler. FREE to see. More Details

El Paso Youth Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – The 6th annual presentation of the classic ballet featuring original choreography by the dance company. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Picasso At the Lapin Agile’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Steve Martin play featuring the characters of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein just before each man introduces the work that would make him famous. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SATURDAY:

Farmer's Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The “producers only” market features area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Ice Skating at the Fountains at Farah – Skate the Promenade Ice Pond at the Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West Blvd. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission varies. More Details

Horizon City Christmas Parade - The annual parade starts at 10 a.m. at Darrington and Ryderwood. From there it heads down Horizon Boulevard to Kenazo ending at Carrol T. Welch School on McMahon.

Pecan Harvest Festival – Pick your own pecans at the annual harvest festival. Pony rides, and other family activities will take place, plus handmade crafts, and pecan gift baskets available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ramirez Pecan Farm, 13709 North Loop in Clint. FREE admission. More Details

San Elizario ChristKindle Market – San Elizario’s annual holiday market features handcrafted and unique Christmas gifts, as well as traditional German food and beer. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the historic Main Street plaza. FREE admission. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

Holidays on Ice Public Ice Skating – Whoosh around on ice skates in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Celebration of Lights Holiday Market - The special market precedes the annual Celebration of Lights. The day of shopping and family activities will feature live entertainment and more than 60 local vendors. 12 noon to 8 p.m. on the Pedestrian Pathway next to Southwest University Park. FREE admission. More Details

Downtown El Paso Celebration of Lights Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade – The City of El Paso's official Christmas celebration. Downtown El Paso lights up beginning today at Cleveland Square Plaza, between El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Library. The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks display and the Christmas Light Parade. FREE. More Details

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The nine minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. FREE hot chocolate and cookies, and picture opportunities with Santa and his elves, and the Grinch before and after each show. Show times are 6, 7, and 8 p.m. at 12001 Paseo de Oro. FREE. More Details

UTEP Men’s Basketball – The Miners host UT Arlington. Tip-off time is 7:05 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Youth Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – The 6th annual presentation of the classic ballet featuring original choreography by the dance company. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Live Music Saturdays – Relax and unwind under the stars with live music on the patio beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, New Mexico. Jaimielynn Amato is tonight’s featured artist. FREE to see. More Details

El Paso Rhinos Hockey – El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers. 7:30 p.m. at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Picasso At the Lapin Agile’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Steve Martin play featuring the characters of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein just before each man introduces the work that would make him famous. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Guns 'N Roses Tribute Band – “Paradise City” pays homage to the music of Guns 'N Roses. 8:30 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour – Learn about the history, mystery, and lore of this historic landmark. Bring your camera and see if you can capture paranormal activity inside “El Paso’s City of the Dead.” Meet at the Yandell entrance to the cemetery at 8:30 p.m. $15 per person. More Details

SUNDAY:

Punk Rock Flea Market Indoor/Outdoor Market - Food trucks, artists and vendors, a free screening of "A Nightmare Before Christmas," and photo opportunities with Punk Rock Santa. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dominic's Italian Restaurant, 6901 Montana. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Ice Skating at the Fountains at Farah – Skate the Promenade Ice Pond at the Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West Blvd. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission varies. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Holiday Market – The 11th annual holiday market presents more than 90 vendors selling a variety of handmade gifts and crafts, plus photos with Santa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 Ardovino Drive, Sunland Park, N.M. FREE admission. More Details

Pecan Harvest Festival – Pick your own pecans at the annual harvest festival. Pony rides, and other family activities will take place, plus handmade crafts, and pecan gift baskets available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ramirez Pecan Farm, 13709 North Loop in Clint. FREE admission. More Details

San Elizario ChristKindle Market – San Elizario’s annual holiday market features handcrafted and unique Christmas gifts, as well as traditional German food and beer. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the historic Main Street plaza. FREE admission. More Details

Santa Sunday Market – La Viña Winery hosts the dog and family-friendly farmer’s market featuring handmade products and crafts by local artists, farm fresh, local produce, and Santa Clause. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road. More Details

Holidays on Ice Public Ice Skating – Whoosh around on ice skates in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sunday – Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. Free wine tasting and music from James Springer. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Zin Valle Vineyards, 7315 Canutillo La Union Rd., Canutillo, Tx. FREE to see. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Picasso At the Lapin Agile’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Steve Martin play featuring the characters of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein just before each man introduces the work that would make him famous. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

A Holiday Afternoon with El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra - The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra's annual holiday concert features a variety of seasonal music performed by some of the best 14-21 year old muscians in the city. The concert begins at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets are $12.50. More Details

El Paso Youth Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – The 6th annual presentation of the classic ballet featuring original choreography by the dance company. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Rhinos Hockey – El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers. 4:30 p.m. at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Fred Loya El Paso Christmas Light Shows – The nine minute laser and light show features over 450,000 multicolored lights set to music. FREE hot chocolate and cookies, and picture opportunities with Santa and his elves, and the Grinch before and after each show. Show times are 6, 7, and 8 p.m. at 12001 Paseo de Oro. FREE. More Details